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Flossmoor Station Disco Wagon Sour Series #1 Bottle Release Dec. 3

flossmoor-station-disco-wagonLooks like Flossmoor Station is up to something new and funky, releasing the first installment in their new Disco Wagon Sour Soul Series on Thursday, December 3 at 6pm. This is a barrel-aged sour ale weighing in at 7% ABV, available for purchase in 22oz bottles. Pricing and limits are TBA.

Flossmoor Station Brewing Company is located at 1035 Sterling Ave in Flossmoor, IL.


Destihl Brewery Dosvidanya Release Nov. 27

destihl-dosvidanyaMore Black Friday hysteria on tap this year, featuring the Destihl Brewery Dosvidanya bottle release party at Kemp’s Upper Tap on Friday, November 27 at 4pm. Two barrel-aged variants will be available (bourbon and rye whiskey) in both 500mL bottles and draft. First come, first serve – limit 2 bottles per person. Don’t sleep.

Commercial description:

Like a Russian Matryoshka or ‘nesting’ doll, the secret of Dosvidanya® Russian Imperial Stout lies locked deep within her mysterious & elaborate wooden layers. The hidden soul of this oak bourbon barrel-aged beer that we said Dosvidanya (‘goodbye’) to several months before revealing, is its rich, robust & roasty maltiness that finishes dry. 12.5% ABV

Kemp’s Upper Tap is located at 217 W. Main St in Lexington, IL.

Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter Release May 15

Half-Acre-Galactic-Double-Daisy-CutterI can almost smell the pungent, sticky hops from here. Half Acre’s Galactic Double Daisy Cutter is set to return to Chicago on Friday, May 15 in the taproom at noon. Double the hops, Galaxy to the face.

The details:

  • 22oz bottle: $9.99 (limit 4 per person)
  • 64oz growler refill: $20 (limit 64oz per person)
  • 32oz howler refill: $11 (limit 64oz per person)
  • 16oz pour: $6

Commercial description:

As told – we take the balm of barley and hops that stack-up Daisy Cutter,  double it, and lace it with a Galaxy varietal – like a donut swollen with tropical custard. Oozing and plush, this beer is the drool of feral spirits. Aimed at late nights and the first sweat filled days of the season, raise a glass to this crazy city.

Half Acre Beer Company is located at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago, IL.

Goose Island Double Date Bottle Release Apr. 8

goose-island-clybournHeads up Chicago! Goose Island has a special bottle release dropping at their Clybourn brewpub location on Wednesday, April 8 at 6pm, featuring Double Date. This is a Belgian Quad aged in Elijah Craig 12-year barrels for 10 months. Sounds toasty.

The details:

  • $27 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 1 per person
  • Approx 460 bottles available

Goose Island Clybourn is located at 1800 N Clybourn Ave in Chicago, IL.

Off Color Brewing to Release Coffee Dino Smores

Off-Color-Coffee-Dino-SmoresOff Color Brewing is living up to their name with this latest creation, Coffee Dino Smores. This ratchets their popular Dino Smores imperial stout up a few notches by adding coffee from local roasters, Quasar.

Marshmallow fluff, vanilla beans, roasted Quasar coffee, molasses, graham flower and cocoa nibs all found their way into the brew, resulting in the 10.5% ABV Imperial Coffee Marshmallow Stout that is Coffee Dino Smores. Keep your eyes peeled for this one to hit shelves soon/now/when it arrives.

Find their beer in the Chicagoland area here.

Initial 2015 Dark Lord Day Details Revealed

Dark Lord DayIt’s coming…the first round of Three Floyds 2015 Dark Lord Day details have dropped this afternoon on the official site. No, tickets aren’t on sale yet. $40 per ticket, limit 2 tickets per person, names will be printed on them (ID required), limit ONE allotment of Dark Lord per person.

The chaos will go down Saturday, April 25 at 10am. Read it all here.

De Molen/Närke/West Lakeview Goths & Vandals Bottle Release Nov. 4

De-Molen-Narke-Goths-&-VandalsTriple collaboration! Back in 2012, the team from Chicago’s West Lakeview Liquors ventured out to the Netherlands for a brew day with De Molen and Närke, resulting in Goths & Vandals. Bottles and draft of this bourbon barrel-aged strong dark ale are slated to drop at the store on Tuesday, November 4 at 5pm.

The details:

  • $8.99 per 330mL bottle
  • Menno Olivier from De Molen as well as another keg (TBA) will be on hand for the event
  • Complimentary De Molen/Närke/WLV logo tasting glasses will be available

Commercial description:

We are honored and humbled by the collaboration brew day at Brouwerij De Molen in The Netherlands with good friends Menno Olivier/Brouwerij De Molen & Håge & Berith from Närke Kulturbryggeri in Sweden. The beer was brewed on October 1, 2012 and then barrel aged for some months. The label artwork was done by Arno Coenen also of The Netherlands. Arno’s many works grace locations both public and private in The Netherlands and beyond. 11.1% ABV

West Lakeview Liquors is located at 2156 W Addison St in Chicago, IL.